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 Pushing the Limits: Knowledge in a new light
Thursday, April 3, 2014. 6pm - 7pm. The stories and lessons of our past illuminate across the surface. Animated within this flickering glow, new ideas and new solutions emerge, as imagination pushes the limits of knowledge, compounding it and transforming it into wisdom, insight and expression. Please join us for an enlightening discussion about knowledge and imagination, as we relate these concepts to the novel The Land of the Painted Caves, to the program videos, and to our lives. Alice Baker Memorial Public Library, 820 E. Main Street, Eagle, Waukesha County. Call 262-594-2800. Subjects: Books, Film [E-96831]
 Free Showing of "Blue Jasmine"
Wednesday, April 23, 2014. 1 pm. The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club will watch "Blue Jasmine" in the clubroom on the lower level of the school. Academy-Award winner Cate Blanchett plays the icy beauty on the arm of a philandering husband (Alec Baldwin), who, when his shady dealings leave her penniless, clings to an idealized view of the life she once had and thinks she deserves again despite having to move into the humble San Francisco apartment of her working class sister (Sally Hawkins). Free. Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W Mill Rd, Glendale, Milwaukee County. Call 414-540-2100. Subjects: Film, Seniors [E-96895]
 Pushing The Limits -- Nature
Monday, April 28, 2014. 6pm - 7pm. Take part in a moderated book discussion on When the Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle and watch an author video and a human interest video. How and why do we Push the Limits? How do advances in science and technology affect our lives every day? Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. free. Alice Baker Memorial Public Library, 820 E. Main Street, Eagle, Waukesha County. Call 262-594-2800. Subjects: Books, Film [E-96123]
 Saturday Matinee
Saturday, May 3, 2014. 2pm - 4pm. Come to the library to watch an afternoon movie about a mysterious Arabian stallion. Based on the novel by Walter Farley. Rated G. Light refreshments. free. Alice Baker Memorial Public Library, 820 E. Main Street, Eagle, Waukesha County. Call 262-594-2800. Subjects: Film [E-96943]
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 A Cinematic View of Today's Spain
Sunday, July 6, 2014 through Friday, July 11, 2014. As the most popular form of cultural production, film in particular is widely recognized for its potential to mirror shared ideas, icons and the worldview of the society in which it is produced. Given the capacity of cinema to represent reality, the goal of this seminar is to use film to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Spanish society today as seen in themes such as: Madrid vs. Barcelona, the changing role of women, the economic crisis, and globalization. Instructor: Paula Sprague Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Film, Education, Historic [E-96791]
 The Tragic Comedy of Nikolai Gogol: Prose, Plays, Opera and Film
Sunday, July 13, 2014 through Friday, July 18, 2014. The week will begin with selections from Nikolai Gogol's early stories which lean toward the magical & the absurd. Class then turns to the collections Mirgorod, Arabesques & the Petersburg tales, in which Gogol generates riotously funny absurdities that grade into pathos & tragedy. Participants will read the Russian stage comedy, The Government Inspector, & will explore the Russian Inferno. Each discussion will include adaptations of these works for stage & screen. Instructor: Peter Thomas Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Books, Education, Film [E-96793]
 Spotlight on Great Directors: Their Classic Films, Their Favorite Players and Th
Sunday, August 24, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014. This seminar will focus on the work of five celebrated movie directors of the classic age, and seek to define and describe the essential components of each director's style, tone and sense of storytelling. Participants will learn about the stars and supporting players used repeatedly in a given director's movies and will learn to appreciate more about the variety of film genres in which each director worked. Instructor: Jack Rhodes Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Film, Education, Art [E-96803]
 The 1940s: Exploring the Decade Through Film, Literature and Popular Culture
Sunday, September 14, 2014 through Friday, September 19, 2014. The decade of the 1940s was a time of marked contrast for the United States, encompassing the challenges of war mobilization, peacetime readjustment, shifting political allegiances, rural-to-suburban migration, the Baby Boom& the beginnings of the Cold War. This seminar will re-examine the filmmakers & screenwriters, novelists, authors of short stories, poets, musicians & radio personalities who made artistic contributions that have defined their era in American history. Instructor: Jack Rhodes Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Film, Education, Historic [E-96809]
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